This two-hour session introduces the core concepts of Organizational Health, describes in detail the behaviors that get us there, and provides the tools we use to guide us along the way. It is called a "conversational" seminar because our time together is interactive and customized to each organization's unique circumstance and dynamic. This session involves an exercise in the first key foundation, building trust.
ASSESSMENTS & AUDITS
Assessments are necessary for having an objective understanding of the organization's health so leaders know where to focus energy and work to improve. Team assessments help expose the unspoken challenges that are hindering a team's progress and bring to light clear decisions that could radically change a team from being stuck to being free.
An audit assesses your "human performance systems" (hiring, firing, evaluations, meetings, etc.) and whether or not they are effective to your core mission. Audits can further provide insights for how to transform these practices into catalysts for change, turning "firing" and "meetings" into powerful strategic events within the organization.
Every organization needs a plan, a clearly articulated grand design that helps a team know the organization's ultimate aims, and how their work all fits together. A strategic plan explains how and why resources are allocated, and the critical importance that each part plays in creating the pathway to the organization's ultimate goals. A strategic plan can also help guide an organization through radically changing or tumultuous times, providing a rallying sense of identity during disruption.
Times of transition are some of the most critical and crucial for any organization. Whether it is a sudden loss of a leader or the revelation of gross imprudence or malfeasance, an organization needs an emotional space with cautious leadership to guide them through these times. Installing an interim Executive or Board Member provides the organization with the safety and stabilization that is necessary for thriving in and beyond turmoil.
Your gathering needs a dynamic and inspiring speaker that will evoke passion and possibility. Leadership is far too important to simply take away "talking points." Your people need life breathed into them, real understanding, and hope for the future of your organization.
M.B.A. Leadership & Organizational Health
I received my M.B.A. from the University of Saint Mary, Leavenworth, KS with a concentration in Leadership and Organizational Health, the first degree of its kind based upon the work of Patrick Lencioni and the Table Group. I began the VIA Leadership Center because I witnessed first hand the damage and havoc that bad leadership and dysfunctional organizations wreak on their constituents, Conversely, the simple, accessible, and virtually free principles of good leadership and organizational health have phenomenal power to transform any organization into an effective and revolutionary force in very little time. I named my business "VIA" after the Latin word for "the way" because I believe that regardless of the dynamics of your organization, there is a way forward that is not only possible, but could revolutionize your business, your work, and your life.
I have over 25 years of experience leading and working in large and small organizations at every level and have consulted individual entrepreneurs, not-for-profits, start-ups, businesses, churches, and international NGOs.
I look forward to serving you, and your mission.